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About Shakesbeard

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    Goats could preach
  • Birthday 08/11/1985


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  1. Red Dead Redemption

    Sad, but most likely true. I just want to scuffle in a saloon dammit! Let me sock a guy in the gut and drag him down the length of a bar! (wishful thinking) Patters! Life caught up with me and limited my use of the internet for a while, good to see you though. If your sig is telling the truth we should hit up some Dawn of War II co-op sometime.
  2. Red Dead Redemption

    I'd really like to see what melee combat looks like. On another note, I can't wait to spend days hunting in the wilderness, bringing back memories of buffalo extinction in the Oregon Trail.
  3. Trine

    Curses! Drat! Damn it all! When will I see Trine on my Microbox Full Rotation?
  4. Comics

    Don't get too attached to the Ultimates, it goes to shit pretty quickly after the second or third TPB (if I remember correctly...). People seem to be divided over Planet Hulk, but I liked it. The way it's tied into the events of Civil War and seeing everyone sorta backed into a corner when it comes down to figuring out what to do with this walking wrecking ball is pretty interesting. We3 is excellent and illustrated by Frank Quitely, so if you like it then that's just one more reason to check out All-Star Superman (same creative team, seriously, I'll keep suggesting this to you until I die ).
  5. Comics

    Well it looks like we have similar tastes (aside from Transmet, which boggles the mind...) so I'd imagine you'll have a pretty good time. Based on the classic superhero stories comment, I'd start with All Star Superman, as it fits the bill perfecty.
  6. "Shoot the scoop and you'll get a wizard points award of 50M. Whether there was intended to be a wizard mode or not we don't know, but for now that's all you get for all your hard work."
  7. Street Fighter IV

    Right there with you, my best friend used to roll with Dee Jay/Guile when we played SF, Eddy when we played Tekken, and a combo of Raiden/Baraka when we played MK. I have a natural bias against those characters thanks to him. Also, they have to save something for Super Street Fighter IV: Hyper Fighting/New Challengers/Turbo Alternative Edition
  8. Oh my god, it's like toblix enjoys kicking your sandcastle!
  9. Brütal Legend overload...!

    I really like Scott Campbell's illustration style. He also does a daily (!) comic on the Doublefine website.
  10. Street Fighter IV

    No Dudley yet, but hey
  11. Comics

    You can't go wrong with the Batman classics like A Long Halloween, The Killing Joke, The Dark Knight Returns and Year One. My personal favorite is Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, mainly because I think Dave McKean is the fucking man and I'm a sucker for Morrison's writing. There have been two trades released so far, so you should definitely track down All Star Superman. When I was big into reading comics a little while ago it was one of my favorites, and Morrison has a certain reverence toward the character that shines through even as he breaks him down to his base properties. It's outside of DC continuity, meaning that issue one really is issue one, and you won't have to worry about getting caught up on some crazy backstory. I hear the new Green Lantern series is pretty solid as well (Rebirth I think?). If you're looking for something lighthearted to break things up a bit, I found Warren Ellis' Nextwave to be pretty refreshing (maybe a little too jokey for you though). Oh god, more Ellis...I know it's not a capes book, but have you read Transmetropolitan? Nach recommended Planetary (seconded, it's great) and it reminded me of another awesome Ellis work. It's the sort of suggestion that someone always makes in these kinda threads, so I feel kinda silly, but I do feel like everyone should read at least the first TPB.
  12. So.. Batman: Arkham Asylum

    Played a bunch more last night, got the and chuckled to myself when Bats explained to Oracle , he really does think of everything! The fight was entertaining enough, a little more variety would've been nice though. I lost on my first try and was treated to a nice nod to the Batman fiction, Really enjoying the exploration aspect of things and the combat has really started to open up. Cycling though regular strikes while trying to get crits, stunning with the cape, reversals, quick batarang throws, it all feels really tight and...I dunno, smart, if that makes sense. Looking forward to running into again, hoping that it retains a puzzle vibe versus just another combat situation. (sorry, my post looks like a military document, I just don't want to ruin even the smallest thing for anyone who hasn't played yet...)
  13. Scribblenauts

    Jesus christ, can't we just ride pterodactyls and be happy?
  14. The All New XBox Gamertag Exchange Thread!

    Who are you? What do you play? Give us something to work with man!
  15. The beginning of this 'cast made me sad. I really hope there's a dialogue option in ME2 to tell the generic 90's in-your-face experiment girl to fuck off. Or perhaps I can shoot her in the face? Ugh, just thinking about the things she says makes me angry and kinda sick feeling. "NOW who's the badass biotic...bitch" "Joined a cult...kept the haircut" "and some of them are for *bleep* YOU" *fingers crossed for Susan Greene, well-mannered experiment gone horribly right, with whom I can chill on our spaceship between missions and sip tea*